Saturday, 14 December 2013

View of St. Stephen's Cathedral from the Belvedere
Yesterday, for a Brief Shining Moment


View from the Upper Belvedere
All morning and into afternoon,
dark grey fog rose from the Danube river
and sat, as Carl Sandburg so aptly put it,
"looking over harbor and city on silent haunches" -
I dediced to take a walk in Prince Eugene's Belvedere gardens,
regardless. I was pleasantly surprised when all of sudden
the sun broke through the clouds and fog,
shining a spotlight on St. Stephen's cathedral,
against a backdrop of shrouded fog still hiding the hills
at the opposite side of the city

Photographed
13 Decembre 2013
Image and Text © by Merisi
Link ->Skywatch Friday: Skies around the World

23 comments:

  1. What a lovely shining moment!

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    1. It was, indeed! And that was the beginning of a sun-filled afternoon, magical. ;-)

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  2. Excellent! At that very moment I stepped outside a shop and realised: grey overcast sky had turned blue. Magic moment after a very grey week.

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    1. I felt so lucky! I had exactly an hour's time, and the fog and clouds parted as soon as I had crossed through the gate.

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  3. What a beautiful reward for you and your camera... and us.

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    1. Thank you, Hilary!
      Yes, it was great. Really great, after a grey week.

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  4. Merisi, aren't you happy to have been there...right place at the right time with a very good eye.

    That's a splendid view of one beautiful place, viewed from another beautiful place.

    xo

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    1. Francis, I congratulated myself on the decision to take a break, even though the light was pretty bad. And then, the curtains opened … ;-)

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  5. That is a really lovely shot, Merisi. What a beautiful moment!

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  6. It really does look magical, Merisi!

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  7. so soothing to the eyes. great find for this sunday chillax. great job.

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  8. Definitely a shining moment. :-)

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    1. I have seen the cathedral in such a spotlight maybe three times now, and felt blessed every time.

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  9. A moment to remember when a "shining" occurs. Must have been a beautiful sight!

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    1. It was, very uplifting, too!

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  10. Ein großartiges Foto! Wunderschön!
    LG Mary

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  11. So glad you were there to capture that awe-inspiring moment, Merisi. But then, all of your pictures are truly awesome.

    Best wishes to you for the merriest of Christmases in your beautiful Vienna.

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  12. Shining indeed and look serene too. You must have felt blessed :)I would, if I were there...

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